Tower vs Fower - What's the difference?

tower | fower |

As nouns the difference between tower and fower

is that tower is control tower (for air traffic) while fower is (early modern english|dated) one who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance or fower can be the digit in the nato phonetic alphabet it is pronounced with two syllables, to prevent possible accidental confusion with other digits.

As a proper noun tower

is tower of london.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia tower)

Alternative forms

* (obsolete)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) torr, from (etyl) turris. Probably influenced by Welsh .


(en noun)
  • A structure, usually taller than it is wide, often used as a lookout, usually unsupported by guy-wires.
  • From the top of the tower we could see far off into the distance.
  • (figuratively) Any item, such as a computer case, that is usually higher than it is wide.
  • (informal) An interlocking tower.
  • (figurative) A strong refuge; a defence.
  • * Bible, Psalms lxi. 3
  • Thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
  • (historical) A tall fashionable headdress.
  • * Hudibras
  • Lay trains of amorous intrigues / In towers , and curls, and periwigs.
  • (obsolete) High flight; elevation.
  • (Johnson)
  • The sixteenth trump or Major Arcana card in many decks, deemed an ill omen.
  • Synonyms
    * donjon
    Derived terms
    * control tower * guardtower * interlocking tower * radio tower * siege tower * tower of Babel * towers of Hanoi * tower of strength * watchtower * water tower

    See also

    * * mast


  • To be very tall.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Revenge of the nerds , passage=Think of banking today and the image is of grey-suited men in towering skyscrapers. Its future, however, is being shaped in converted warehouses and funky offices in San Francisco, New York and London, where bright young things in jeans and T-shirts huddle around laptops, sipping lattes or munching on free food.}}
  • To be high or lofty; to soar.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • My lord protector's hawks do tower so well.
  • (obsolete) To soar into.
  • (Milton)

    Derived terms

    * tower over

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • One who tows.
  • * 1933 , Henry Sturmey, ?H. Walter Staner, The Autocar
  • But as the tower and towee reached the cross-roads again, another car, negligently driven, came round the corner, hit the Morris, and severed the tow rope, sending the unfortunate car back again into the shop window





    Etymology 1

    From (fow).


    (en noun)
  • (Early Modern English, dated) One who cleans (fows), as in cooking utensils or house maintenance.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) fower, from (etyl) .

    Cardinal number

  • (Geordie, cardinal) four
  • Noun

  • The digit in the NATO phonetic alphabet. It is pronounced with two syllables, to prevent possible accidental confusion with other digits.
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